Hope to see you there!
This summer, The New York Public Library is celebrating the excitement and personal joy of reading with the #ireadeverywhere campaign. My contribution comes to you live from the Tumblr HQ ping pong table. Where are you reading this month? Show the world and use the #ireadeverywhere tag!
It’s a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as “Orange Is the New Black Swan.” We can’t wait!
Big news! In one week we’ll be holding the first-ever books.tumblr.com cover reveal! Check back next Monday, August 4, for the exclusive debut of the cover for Nova Ren Suma’s new YA novel The Walls Around Us.
We’re hearing lots of great buzz about this new one from the author of Imaginary Girls and 17 & Gone. It’s a ghostly story of suspense involving a young dancer and a girls’ juvenile detention center—just think of it as “Orange Is the New Black Swan.”
Such Nantucket! So Elin Hilderbrand! Much summer!
Thanks Little, Brown!
Where to hang with Tumblr at BEA:
- Thursday 5/29, 7pm: Join Tumblr at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe to celebrate Book Expo America and three amazing writers.
- Saturday 5/31, 11:15am: Rachel Fershleiser interviews Celeste Ng, Courtney Collins, and Yelena Akhtiorskaya about the path to publication for a debut novelist.
- Saturday 5/31, 12:45pm: David Karp and Brandon Stanton in conversation at BookCon.
The Bellweather Rhapsody tarot cards are REEEAAAL and now I own some!!!
Tweetspeak Poetry has come to Tumblr.
As you already know, Tumblr is a word place, an evocative art place, a thinking and daring and sometimes dreaming place. And definitely a bookish and poetic place.
Tweetspeak is the home of the famous (infamous?) Poetry Dare. It celebrates words with poetry prompts and articles on Poets & Poems and all kinds of posts on writing and the writing life. It is owned by the award-winning small press that has an Oprah-selected title to its name (T. S. Poetry Press). Tweetspeak exists to bring smart fun and beauty and the best in poetry and poetic things to the world.
So a better question might be. Why not come to Tumblr?
We couldn’t think of a single reason to live a Tumblr-free life (except that we might enjoy it too much and neglect the making of spaghetti sauce, jasmine tea, and the occasional naughty limerick—which even Sara Teasdale understood might be vital to the life of a poet).
Okay. So we’re here—
reblogging your beautiful art and photography and writing our own six-word poems to go along with them. Sharing quotes that strike us, right to the heart. Giving you links to bookish things and, of course, the best in poetry and poetic things. If we like a poem you write, or anything at all that you write, we might ask you for permission to publish your work in our unique poetry daily Every Day Poems, or at our blog, or… you never know (it has happened) in one of our books.
Come, tumble with us. We can stir the sauce later.
Photo by Angelo Amboldi, Creative Commons, via Flickr.
Congratulations to Paul Laudiero on the launch of shitroughdrafts The Book, winner of The Great Tumblr Book Search! Thanks to chroniclebooks, powerhousearena, and a zillion hilarious readers and surprise comedian guests. Photos by Darian Glover.